Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m delighted by my little adventure yesterday. After nearly a year of lockdown and semi-lockdown, I went on a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio. Such activities were a reguar pastime, but with the CCP Virus Lockdowns stopped that. Restrictions have eased, but the frigid temps meant I’d rather stay close to home. This week our temperatures rose, the ice and snow is melting and the sun has been shining. It’s time to get out.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio has tours now from Thursday to Sunday. I booked a morning tour and was the only person signed up for my time so I got a great personal tour, which meant I got to see some of the smaller areas which they can’t do with social distancing. My volunteer guide, Felix was great and answered all my questions. It’s such a beautiful home and an affordable tour at $20. (I’ll write a review with more details and photos later today.)
I enjoyed watching the film Ida, but it did leave me with some questions. Set in 1962 Poland, Ida is the story of an odd couple, i.e. a novice about to take religious vows and her world-weary aunt, whom she’s forced to meet. The two go on a journey to find Ida’s parents’ graves. Stay tuned for a review.
I’m plugging along with research for a writing project, but I’m rather disappointed about finding a viable story. Time will tell.
Lent-wise I learned that today and tomorrow are “Ember Days.” Four times a year the church would have 3 Ember Days of fasting and no meat. There are Ember Days at the beginning of each new season and the one in the spring follows the beginning of Lent. For this spring Ember Day, it’s only Friday and Saturday because on Wednesday was a saint’s day. Evidently, Ember Days are usually Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If it weren’t for COVID-19, I wouldn’t have sought out these holidays, which fell out of fashion.
No word yet on the small claims court trial. It dragged on 90 minutes. One friend said that I won just for going through with the ordeal and I think he’s right. It was an experience and pushed me out of my comfort zone. The defendant mistreated a lot of people in many ways and at least now there was a public airing of some mis-deeds.
I’ve started reading Journey into the Whirlwind, a memoir about a woman who was imprisoned in the USSR for political not dissent, but just because she didn’t speak against a colleague who ran afoul of Stalin. It’s a gripping book.